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Moderate Muslim - An Oxymoron

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Submitted by Jaladhi (United States), Feb 8, 2006 at 11:44

There are no moderate Muslims. Period. By definition all Muslims are radicals. They have to follow Quran in its entirety if they proclaim themselves to be Muslims. If a Muslim does not follow any part of Quran, he is not a Muslim.

Ask any Muslim if this is true or not. If that's the case then they have to follow all Quranic teachings which as everyone of us knows are for killing, murdering, raping, looting, torturing, converting, invading and then calling the invaded country as a Muslim land, etc, etc, including every conceivable crime against non-Muslims and the list goes on. All Muslims believe in doing this if given a chance to please their god. If this behaviour is not radical than I don't know what radical is. In that case all Muslims are radicals whether they outwardly display this belief or not.

The question arises who are moderate Muslims? As the western apologists, politicians, liberals and our gutless media, will say these are the people who do not actively take part in terroristic activities of their so called radical brothers. But, this does not make them moderate Muslims as they will become radical in a nanosecond if needed and they always support the radicals, never criticize them and never do anything to curb their criminal behaviour.

Has any of the well known Muslim religious schools issued any fatawa against Osama and Al Zawahiri? And why not? That's because in the minds of these "religious scholars" and on Muslim street these people are perceived as heros who are doing something to bring back their "glory"days. No wonder these criminals are not yet caught. So an ordinary everyday Muslim is not a moderate but a radical who fervently supports the actions of all Muslim terrorists worldwide. We call them terrorists, they don't.

We should forget about presence of moderate Muslims among Muslim masses in this world, as there are none. The word "Moderate Muslim" is truly an oxymoron.

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